Ongoing Fort Worth Botanic Garden-Stroll through this 109-acre park of trees and flowers, then relax in the greenhouse and cafe and along waterways. The main gardens are free & open daily from dawn until dusk. A small fee is required for the 7.5 acre Japanese garden, which is open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and offers tours that take about an hour. A small fee is also required for the conservatory, which is open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 1-6 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5510, www.fwbg.org. 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s satellite exhibit, 150 Years of Fort Worth-Fort Worth’s interesting history is housed in the nearly 100-year-old Fire Station No. 1 building located in the City Center Complex. This exhibit traces Fort Worth’s development from its beginning as a frontier outpost, through its rowdy youth as a cattle town to the present. See graphics, historical artifacts, photographs and documents, reproduced paintings and original posters. The building that houses the exhibit is also a valuable piece of Fort Worth history since it is the site of the original city hall. Free admission. Hrs. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fwmuseum.org/150-fort-worth-history. Corner of 2nd & Commerce Sts.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Zoo – This home to nearly 7,000 native and exotic animals is ranked the no. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide. Admission $12 13+, $9 seniors 65+ and children 3-12, children 2 & under free. Parking $5. Half-price tickets are available every Wednesday. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. See website for holiday hours. For more information 817-871-7050, www.fortworthzoo.org. 1989 Colonial Pkwy.
Ongoing Fort Worth and the Museum of Science and History’s World Trade Center Beam Exhibit –This 9/11 tribute exhibit features the largest World Trade Center artifact in Texas. This beam is a full-façade panel that once supported the three floors (101-103) that were located just above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The artifact, which is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology has been able to trace to its exact locations on the structure, is the focus of a permanent exhibit. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame–See more than 2,000 artifacts about the remarkable women that shaped the West. Hrs. Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed for major holidays; see website for details. Admission $10 13+, $8 seniors 60+, $8 children 3-12, children 3 & under free with paid adult. For more information, 817-336-4475, 800-476-3263, www.cowgirl.net. 1720 Gendy St.
Ongoing Fort Worth Stockyards Historical District’s Texas Longhorn Cattle Drive-Twice daily, herders dressed in 19th-century cowboy gear drive 15-17 head of cattle down Exchange Ave. Best viewing areas for the drives are the front lawn of the Livestock Exchange Bldg. or across the street near the Stockyards Visitor’s Center. Free admission. Times 11:30 a.m. & 4 p.m. daily, weather permitting. No cattle drives on major holidays. For more information, 817-336-4373, www.fortworthherd.com. Along E. Exchange Ave.
Ongoing The Kimbell Art Museum’s renowned European masterpieces-European paintings and sculptures, dating from antiquity through the 18th century, are back on view in the south galleries. Michelangelo’s Torment of Saint Anthony and Caravaggio’s Cardsharps can be seen, along with antiquities from Greece, Rome and Egypt. Late 18th-century through mid-20th-century works are on view in the north galleries. Admire Impressionist and post-Impressionist favorites by Cézanne, Monet, Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. The permanent exhibition is free. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Ongoing Fort Worth Trinity Park-The Log Cabin Village living history museum depicts the lifestyle of pioneers who settled this area in the mid-to-late 1800s. Admission $5 adults 18+, $4.50 children ages 4-17 and 60+, $4 groups of 10 or more. Free for ages 3 & under. Hrs. Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m. For more information, 817-392-5881, www.logcabinvillage.org. 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln.
Ongoing Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge – This 3,621-acre refuge is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1980 and offers special events, educational programs and naturalist-led nature hikes. Admission $5 adults, $2 children 3-12, free to children under 3, $3 seniors 65+, $1 discount per person with Military ID-Active/Retired. Hrs. Refuge 8 a.m.-5 p.m., hours vary for special events. See website for details. For more information, 817-392-7410, www.fwnaturecenter.org. 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd.
Ongoing Grapevine Vintage Railroad-Take a nostalgic ride on two Victorian-style locomotives. “Puffy,” the 1896 steam locomotive, is the oldest continuously operating steam engine in the South; “Vinny” is a 1953 GP-7 diesel locomotive. The trains run seasonally Sat. & Sun. roundtrip between downtown Grapevine and the Fort Worth Stockyards. The Grapevine to the Stockyards run departs at 1 p.m. and arrives in the Stockyards around 2:15 p.m. The return trip departs the Stockyards at 4:15 p.m. and arrives back in Grapevine about 5:45 p.m. The hour-long Trinity River Fun Run leaves from the Stockyards at 2:45 p.m. Pricing varies, see website for details. For information, 817-410-3123, www.stockyardsstation.com/attractions, www.grapevinetexasusa.com/grapevine-vintage-railroad. Grapevine station, 705 S. Main St. Open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Stockyards Station, noon-4:30 p.m.
Ongoing The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History–See history, nature and legend come to life with stunning IMAX cinematography and audio. This month’s features include: Tornado Alley, Flying Monsters, Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs, Dolphins, Rocky Mountain Express-view the breathtaking Canadian Rockies and building the nation’s first transcontinental railway, and Forces of Nature- an awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes, and severe storms. Tickets start at $6 for guests and $3 for members. For complete list of show times, 817-255-9540, www.fortworthmuseum.org/omni-imax-now-showing. 1600 Gendy St.
Ongoing The Christian Arts Museum–The Christian Arts Museum showcases and displays an appreciation of “Inspirational Art,” including a three dimensional, full-size exhibition that recreates Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Free admission. Hrs. Wed.-Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, 817-332-7878, www.cacmuseum.org. 3221 Hamilton Ave.
Fridays & Saturdays Four Day Weekend–This six-member comedy troupe in downtown Fort Worth weaves audience participation, videos and music with their own improvisational skills. The talented cast has created the longest-running live show in Fort Worth’s history. Tickets $20 (18+ are welcome). Performances Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m. For information, 817-226-4329, www.fourdayweekend.com. 312 Houston St.
Through April 13 Over the River and Through the Woods at Runaway Theater-Nick is a single, Italian-American from New Jersey. Suddenly, he is offered a dream job that will relocate him to the other side of the country. His family is less than thrilled! Thus begins a series of schemes to keep Nick around. One ploy includes bringing the lovely Caitlin O’Hare to dinner as bait! Tickets are $15-$20. For more information, 817-488-4842, www.runwaytheatre.com 215 North Dooley St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through April 15 Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition, Mail Call-Explore the history of America’s military postal system and examines how even in today’s era of instant communication, troops overseas continue to treasure mail from home. Free admission. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. & Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-410-3185, http://bit.ly/1eO3pWk or www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com. 636 S. Main St., Grapevine, TX 76051.
Through April 20 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Texas Regionalism-Regionalism’s early proponents believed that the style should avoid foreign artistic patterns and create a national art. Texas artists, however, wanted to follow the stylistic inspiration from abroad, saying they could still create original art “by using their surroundings as the basis for expressing universal values.” Admission: Free. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. See website for details. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through April 21 Jubilee Theatre presents Ain’t Misbehavin’–This finger-snapping, toe-tapping, Tony Award-winning musical revue is a tribute to the black entertainers of the early 1900s. It centers on music from some of the most prolific musicians of the time like Thomas “Fats” Waller. Ticket prices and performances times vary. For complete details, 817-338-4411, www.jubileetheatre.org. 506 Main St.
Through April 27 Final month of Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition: James McNeill Whistler: Lithographs from the Steven L. Block Collection at the Speed Art Museum-This exhibition showcases American-born James McNeill Whistler’s (1834-1903) outstanding collection from the Speed Art Museum. It represents the full range of Whistler’s lithographic career, from his early experiments in 1878 to his final works before abandoning the medium in 1897. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. and major holidays. See website for details. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through May 11 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Nasher Sculpture Center of Dallas present a joint exhibition of the work of artist David Bates. The exhibition is a retrospective of Bates’s work installed in both locations with an emphasis on painting in Fort Worth and sculptures and works in Dallas. This is the first collaboration between the two museums. For information, 817-738-9215, http://bit.ly/1jolbDW. 3200 Darnell St.
Through May 11 The Fort Worth Museum of Science & History exhibition, The Wizard of Oz: The Children’s Educational Exhibition-The vibrant exhibition, created by Miami Children’s Museum, is licensed by Warner Bros. Guests of all ages can explore the fantasy Land of Oz and journey over the rainbow to celebrate the film’s 70th anniversary milestone. Guests will play games and interact with elements of the movie like Dorothy’s classic Ruby Slippers. Tickets $15 adults, $13 seniors & $12 children ages 2-12. Free for adult, senior, and children members. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org. 1600 Gendy St.
Through May 18 Amon Carter Museum of American Art exhibition, Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine-Savor the delicious tradition of food in American art. Feast your eyes on the iconic works of Edward Hopper, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol and more; this unique exhibition, organized by the Art Institute of Chicago, assembles 65 paintings that span the 18th-20th centuries. Free admission. Hrs. Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. Closed Mon. & major holidays. Guided tours are 3:30 p.m., Thurs.-Sun., reservations are not required. For more information, 817-738-1933, www.cartermuseum.org. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Aug. 10 National Geographic presents Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology: The Exhibition at the The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History-This innovative exhibition, made possible by Lucasfilm Ltd., features an exclusive collection of Indy props, models, concept art and costumes; it also presents a wealth of historical and cultural objects from National Geographic Society and the Penn Museum. Once on the “Indy Trail,” guests will learn fact from fiction about famous relics like the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. A recording of “Indiana Jones” himself, Harrison Ford, greets visitors. Tickets $21 adults, $17 children ages 2–12, $19 seniors, $11 adult members, $9 child members ages 2-12, $10 senior members. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. noon-5 p.m. For complete ticket and exhibit information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org, www.indianajonestheexhibition.com. 1600 Gendy St.
Through Aug. 31 Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibition Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection-Discover the life, culture and pageantry of the revered and feared Japanese samurai warriors. More than 140 remarkable objects, from one of the largest collections of samurai armor, whisper the story of the Japanese military elite of Japan from the 12th-19th centuries. Admission $14 adults, $12 seniors 60+ and students with ID, $10 children 6-11, free for children under 6. Admission price includes audio tour. Hrs. Tues.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. noon-8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Closed Mon. For more information call 817-332-8451, www.kimbellart.org. 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Through Sept. 14 The Sid Richardson Museum’s exhibit Western Treasures-reunites significant paintings by Charles M. Russell, Frederic Remington, and their contemporaries with rarely seen paintings from the Museum’s permanent collection, combined with six bronze sculptures by Remington and Russell on loan from private collectors. Free admission. Docent-led tours are available every Tue. & Sat. at 2 p.m. Group tours by appointment only. Closed for major holidays. See website for details. Hrs. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. For information, 817-332-6554, www.sidrichardsonmuseum.org. 309 Main Street in Sundance Square.
3-6, 10-13 Theater Arlington Presents Doubt-Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner for Best Play. In this powerful drama, a Bronx school principal takes matters into her own hands when she suspects young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students. Multiple performance times and ticket prices; please see website for details, www.theatrearlington.org/doubt.html. 817-275-7661. 305 W. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010.
3-May 4 Stage West Theatre presents: Orlando–This is one of Virginia Woolf’s most acclaimed novels. In the sweeping epic, a strapping young English nobleman falls asleep, and upon waking, finds that he is now a she. Orlando is a fantastical free-fall into the mysteries of love, knowledge, identity. Performances Thurs. 7:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m. For reservations, call 817-784-9378, www.stagewest.org. 821 W. Vickery Blvd.
4,5,11,18,19,25,26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Stockyards Championship Rodeo. Reserved box seats & VIP $22.50, Gen. Ad. $17.50, seniors 60+, $12.50 & children 3-12, $10. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
4-6,11-13,18-20,25-27 Magnolia at the Modern Film Schedule-This ongoing series features critically-acclaimed films. April’s showings include The Lunchbox April 4-6, On My Way April 11-13, Jodorowsky’s Dune April 18-20, and Le Week-End April 25-27. Tickets $9, $7 for Modern members. Showtimes Fri. at 6 & 8 p.m., Sat. 5 p.m., and Sun. noon, 2 & 4 p.m. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street.
6-June 1 The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s FOCUS Series: Rirkrit Tiravanija-The exhibition highlights the artistic prowess of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s career, who is often recognized for his role in “relational aesthetics” and has created wall drawings, sculptures, installations, and text-based works that relate to his social initiatives. FOCUS exhibitions are included in the admission price to the Museum. Admission $10 13+, $4 seniors 60+ and students with an ID, free for children 12 and under. Free to Modern members. Hrs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Closed Mondays and major holidays. See website for details. The Museum is free on the first Sun. of every month and half price every Wed. For more information, 817-738-9215, www.themodern.org. 3200 Darnell St.
8-13 Performing Arts Fort Worth Presents Stomp at Bass Performance Hall-The international percussion sensation boasts armfuls of awards and rave reviews. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, garbage cans, and hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Tickets prices, performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.basshall.com, 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, email@example.com. 525 Commerce St.
10 Billy Bob’s Texas-Curtis Grimes. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
10-13 One of Texas’ premier art events, the MAIN ST. Fort Worth Arts Festival spans Main Street, from the Tarrant County Courthouse to the Fort Worth Convention Center. Indulge your senses with delicious dining, world class art, three stages and 60-plus performers. Free admission, with food and beverage coupons available for purchase at $1 a coupon. Hrs. Thurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, www.mainstreetartsfest.org. Downtown Fort Worth, Main Street areas.
11 Billy Bob’s Texas-Cody Johnson. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
12 March of Dimes “March for Babies” at Panther Island Pavilion-More than half a million babies are born too soon each year. Be part of this community event that provides financial support for programs and research that aid in healthy, full-term pregnancies. To register, http://bit.ly/1dm57Vq. 395 Purcey St.
12 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District Cowtown Coliseum hosts Tuff Hedeman Championship Bull Riding. Gen. Ad. $36. 8 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
12 Billy Bob’s Texas-Wade Bowen. Tickets $15 & $22. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
12,16,19 Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium invites you to dive into Easter fun-Participate in an underwater egg hunt that includes Scuba Bunny. Kids will point an egg-hunting scuba diver in the right direction. Scheduled dives 11 a.m. Tickets $20 adults, $16 children 3-12, free for kids 2 & under. Hrs. Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Attraction remains open 90 minutes after last admission. For more information, 877-819-7677, www.visitsealife.com/grapevine. Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
17 Celebrity Lecture Series at Fort Worth Museum of Science and History-The latest installment of this series is That’s Entertainment: A View into the Entertainment Collections at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Dwight Bowers, curator, tours the audience through the Smithsonian Institution’s most dazzling entertainment collections. Lecture 7 p.m., seating is limited. Tickets $12, $10 members. For more information, 817-255-9300, www.fortworthmuseum.org/science-and-history-lecture-series. 1600 Gendy St.
17 Symphony Arlington presents Oboist, Nicholas Arbolino and Guest Conductor, Juan Carols Lomonaco-These masterful musicians bring life to Tchaikovsky, Marcello and other celebrated composers. Performance 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and are available online, www.symphonyarlington.org/events. 224 N. Center St., Arlington, TX 76011.
17 Billy Bob’s Texas-Folk Family Festival. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18 Billy Bob’s Texas-Wayne Toups. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
18,19 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. Family friendly entertainment. Box seats $18, Gen. Ad. $15, seniors 60+ $11 & children 3-12, $8. Performances 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
18-January 15 LEGOLAND Discovery Center of Dallas/Fort Worth Star Wars MINILAND Model Display-Be immersed into the intergalactic sights and sounds of Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Guests will see the rolling hills of Naboo, the treacherous terrain of Tatooine, and even take part in a thrilling Podrace! Grand opening activities include a scavenger hunt, April 18-20. Tickets $18 3+, free for kids 2 and under. Hrs. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Last admission two hours prior to closing. For more information, 877-818-1677, www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/dallasfw. Inside Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, TX 76051.
19 Easter Egg Hunt in Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station-The Easter Egg hunt is followed by face painting, balloon animals and an appearance from the head rabbit himself: The Easter Bunny! The hunt accommodates children through age 12. Free admission. Hrs. noon-4 p.m. For more information, 817-625-9715, http://bit.ly/1oMSIej. 130 East Exchange Ave.
19 Billy Bob’s Texas-Thompson Square. Tickets $15 & $25. Performance: 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
19-May 11 Fort Worth Opera Festival-The 68th festival unveils four performances in three weeks, including the professional world premiere of Daniel Crozier and Peter M. Krask’s With Blood, With Ink at the McDavid Studio. Georges Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers, Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell’s Silent Night, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte. Tickets prices and performance dates and times vary. For more information, www.basshall.com/eventsnew.jsp, 817-212-4280, 877-212-4280, firstname.lastname@example.org. Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.
22 Ensemble Concert Series: Texas Christian University Symphony Orchestra. Admission: Free. Performance 7 p.m., For more information, 817-257-7341, www.music.tcu.edu/jazz_fest_14.asp. Ed Landreth Auditorium, 2800 S. University Dr.
24 Billy Bob’s Texas-William Clark Green. Tickets $10. Performance 9 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
25 Billy Bob’s Texas-Sean McConnell. Tickets $12 & $18. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
25-26 Texas Food Truckin’ Fest-This popular annual food truck extravaganza is back with a bite…to eat. Have a second helping of food and fun with live entertainment and more. Benefitting the Tarrant Area Food Bank. Admission Fri. $10; Sat. $12 adults, $5 children 12 & under. $2 off with valid military or student ID. Free parking. Hrs. Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m. For more information, www.texasfoodtruckinfest.com. Globe Life Park in Arlington, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011.
25-May 11 Casa Mañana Theatre presents: Peter Pan-Never grow up! Fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinkerbell and join the Lost Boys in a magical, musical adventure. Get swept away in the exhilarating new musical adaptation of the classic J.M. Barrie play. Ticket prices and times vary. For information, 817-332-2272, www.casamanana.org. 3101 W. Lancaster.
26 Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District-Cowtown Coliseum hosts the Pony Express Blowout Rodeo. Box seats $25, Gen. Ad. $15 & children 3-12, $10. Performance 2:30 p.m. www.StockyardsRodeo.com. 817-625-1025. 121 E. Exchange Ave.
26 Billy Bob’s Texas-Kyle Park. Tickets $12 & $16. Performance 10:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
26-27 Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden-The exotic beauty of the Japanese Garden springs to life during the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Spring Festival. Celebrate 25 years of tradition with Japanese dance, music, martial arts and tea ceremonies. Admission $5 adults, $3 children, free for ages four years and under. Hrs. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, www.fwbg.org.
27 Open Streets-This four-hour Sunday event each April closes Magnolia Avenue and adjacent streets to traffic and welcomes cyclists, food trucks, dog walkers, skateboarders, face painters and more. Community partners plan activities such as temporary public art, pet adoptions, bike safety courses and much more. Free admission. Hrs. noon-4 p.m. Magnolia Ave. from 8th to Hemphill.
27 Amon Carter Museum of American Art-From the Road Show: Collect Some Perspective on Collecting Art-Part of a three-part series on art collection, appraisal and auctioning. Whether you are an expert or beginner, the presenters will share real-world intelligence on the do’s & don’ts of art collection. Members $10 per person for individual programs or all three for $25. Non-members $20 each, or all three for $50. Hrs. 3 p.m. For more information, 817-989-5063, www.cartermuseum.org/calendar. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.
29-April 19 Grapevine Mills (Mall) Easter celebration-Hop over to Grapevine Mills, the largest outlet and value retail shopping destination in North Texas, for an Easter Bunny Photo experience. The Simon Kidgits Club®, a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children, celebrates Easter on April 5 from 2-4 p.m.; kids can participate in various craft-making activities and games including Easter Bunny crafts, a “Bunny Hop” contest, an egg toss and more. Participants will receive a Kidgits® Easter bucket and Kidgits bunny ears as keepsakes. For more information, 972-724-4900, www.grapevinemills.com. 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy., Grapevine, TX 76051.
30 Billy Bob’s Texas-Hooters Regional Swimsuit Calendar Competition. Tickets $10. Starts at 7:30 p.m. www.billybobstexas.com. 817-624-7117. 2520 Rodeo Plaza.
Coming May 19-25 The 2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational-The golf tourney goliath returns to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth to celebrate its 68th anniversary. The prestigious Tour event draws top players from all over the world. Defending champion Boo Weekley will take on all challengers for the $6.4 million purse. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, call 817-927-4280, www.CrownePlazaInvitational.com.